Pattern of low stomach acid in basic blood work - gut health, stomach acid

5 Signs (Blood Markers) You Have Low Stomach Acid

Hello. My name is Anna. As a Functional Blood Chemistry Specialist, I love blood work, it can be used to make sense of what is going on in your body and as we search for patterns, we can reveal so much. In this case, a pattern for low stomach acid.

We can find these 5 markers on the basic comprehensive metabolic panel. This panel is the most ordered panel worldwide, yet it is not used to its potential.
These markers help us to explore the possibility of low stomach acid, which is a very common problem I see every day. If this pattern is present, and the client's history and discomfort support my suspicion, we can then dive deeper into understanding the dysfunction.

Albumin is heavily involved in water distribution and acts as a transport protein. Decreased albumin can be an indication of low stomach acid.

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is a group of isoenzymes that originate in the bone, liver, intestines, and skin. Decreased levels of ALP can be linked to low stomach acid and poor digestion.

The amount of serum chloride in the blood is carefully regulated by the kidneys and chloride is involved in regulating pH balance in the body. Chloride is an important molecule in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach so decreased levels are associated with low stomach acid.

Globulins constitute the body’s antibody system, and the total serum globulin is a measurement of all the individual globulin fractions in the blood. An elevated total globulin level is associated with low stomach acid.

A decreased serum calcium level is often associated with a decreased production of acid in the stomach.

Thankfully a functional medicine approach to low stomach acid can allow you to help the root cause of low stomach acid.

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